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Mayor plans to cross Florida Straits on makeshift raft

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida mayor says he's determined to return home from a visit to Cuba alone in a makeshift raft, despite warnings against the journey from the U.S. Coast Guard.

March 08, 2016 | | Nation


Trump’s proposed wall along border faces great hurdles

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump promises to build a great wall along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it, but it will be a difficult pledge to fulfill.

March 08, 2016 | | Nation


Denver joins list of USA cities struggling with homeless camps

DENVER (AP) - People camping near Denver's homeless shelters packed up their belongings Tuesday before city workers started removing bags, tarps, shopping carts and other items left on sidewalks.

March 08, 2016 | | Nation


In small SC county, shamed sheriff asks for second chance

SALUDA, S.C. (AP) - A sheriff who resigned after using an inmate to build a party shed at his home is asking voters in Saluda County to trust him with a second chance.

March 08, 2016 | | Nation


Would-be robber tries to stick up cab with deputy behind him

READING, Pa. (AP) - A would-be robber in Pennsylvania had some pretty poor timing when he pulled a gun on his taxi driver with a sheriff's deputy behind him, police say.

March 08, 2016 | | Nation


Combat rifle shortage for SEALs?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The tip of the spear may be losing its edge.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Republican establishment fears loss of standing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders in Washington have spent years casting tea party allies and hardliners in Congress as merely a restive minority, a fringe element to be tolerated.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Teen pleads no contest to killing girl on day of junior prom

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - A teenager accused of stabbing a classmate to death at their high school for rejecting his invitation to the junior prom pleaded no contest to murder Monday, and prosecutors said they will seek a 25-year prison sentence.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Jury awards Fox’s Erin Andrews $55M in lawsuit over nude video

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A jury awarded Erin Andrews $55 million on Monday in her lawsuit against a stalker who bought a hotel room next to her and secretly recorded a nude video, finding that the hotel companies and the stalker shared in the blame.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Bloomberg decides against third-party bid for White House

NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that he will not run for president, citing a concern that his independent bid would hand the White House to Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Suspensions lifted for firefighters who transported toddler to ER

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Handed a toddler who was unresponsive and turning blue, Capt. James Kelley of the Falmouth Volunteer Fire Department had a choice to make: wait perhaps 10 or 15 minutes for an ambulance to arrive or rush the child to the hospital in a fire truck in violation of policy.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Pastor who spoke at Ted Cruz rally shot and wounded

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho pastor who led the prayer at a weekend campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz was gunned down outside his church the following day but was expected to survive.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


WEIGHT VS. FAT

WASHINGTON (AP) - The bathroom scale may show a good number but how much of that weight is fat, not muscle? New studies are adding to the evidence that the scale doesn't always tell the whole story when it comes to weight-related health risks.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Pedestrian deaths surged in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10 percent last year as the economy improved, the price of gas plunged and motorists put more miles behind the wheel than ever before, according to an analysis of preliminary state traffic fatality data.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


States seek to stymie hiring suspected sex-predator teachers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - It's called "passing the trash": A school suspects a teacher of sexual misconduct and forces the teacher out to protect the students. But that teacher can still get a new job in a new school, sometimes with a glowing recommendation.

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


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Household spending, home building fuel modest US growth

WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumer spending and home construction are helping sustain modest U.S. economic growth despite problems caused by a strong dollar, low oil prices ...

March 25, 2016 | | Nation


Baby seal found 4 miles from water

FREMONT (AP) - Authorities say a baby seal made it 4 miles from the water to the front yard of a home in the San Francisco ...

March 25, 2016 | | Nation


Manteca educator Dunbar is Woman of the Year

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Riverbank, honored Manteca educator Tammy Brecht Dunbar as the 2016 Woman of the Year for the 12th Assembly District.

March 25, 2016 | | Nation


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